Where do you go from there?
Such was the case a week ago when my son Atticus, better known as Toad, went to Walmart to meet none other than the webslinger himself...Spiderman!
Needless to say, Toad was speechless.
But resurrections are not unknown in the world of comics, and Marvel Entertainment editor in chief Joe Quesada said a Captain America comeback wasn't impossible.
Still, the character's death came as a blow to co-creator Joe Simon.
"We really need him now," said Simon, 93, who worked with artist Jack Kirby to devise Captain America as a foe for Adolf Hitler.
According to the comic, the superhero was spawned when a scrawny arts student named Steve Rogers, ineligible for the army because of his poor health but eager to serve his country, agreed to a "Super Soldier Serum" injection. The substance made him a paragon of physical perfection, armed only with his shield, his strength, his smarts and a command of martial arts.
In the comic-book universe, death is not always final. But even if Captain America turns out to have met his end in print, he may not disappear entirely: Marvel has said it is developing a Captain America movie.A friggin' sniper?! Are you kidding me? Joe Quesada's a retard anyway! Keep 'em flyin', boppers, he's probably an LMD so Steve Rodgers can get his anonymity back.